Network Licensing Server Setup

Step 1: Download and install

The licensing server and an administration user interface can be installed free of charge. Please download the appropriate package:

Please refer to the administration guide for further details about the server and administration GUI.

Step 2: Send hardware key to us

When properly installed, please copy the hardware IDs of your server as described in the administration guide (page 19) and send it to us by email (sales@smartpls.com). In return we will send you a license file.

Step 3: Install the license

We will send you a license file that you can install using the server administration user interface. See page 17 of the administration guide for further details.

Step 4: Configure SmartPLS clients

With the licensing server properly running you can setup SmartPLS clients so that they are authorized. The IP address and port of your licensing server installation need to be entered in the licensing dialog of SmartPLS. The default port is 16090.

If want to hide the above dialog from your users (e.g. for automated deployments) you can setup the following parameters in the smartpls.ini file to enforce the connection to your licensing server. The smartpls.ini is located in the root of each SmartPLS installation.

-DlicenseServerIp=192.333.222.111

-DlicenseServerPort=19020

-DlocalAdministrator=Mr. Miller, Tel. 1234

If any licensing problems occurs when SmartPLS is run the following info dialog will appear which will also contain the administrator contact information.

If there are any questions left, please open a support ticket and we will help you out.